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Claudia Grisales, photographed for NPR, 13 November 2019, in Washington DC.
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Claudia Grisales

Congressional Reporter

Claudia Grisales is a congressional reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.

Before joining NPR in June 2019, she was a Capitol Hill reporter covering military affairs for Stars and Stripes. She also covered breaking news involving fallen service members and the Trump administration's relationship with the military. She also investigated service members who have undergone toxic exposures, such as the atomic veterans who participated nuclear bomb testing and subsequent cleanup operations.

Prior to Stars and Stripes, Grisales was an award-winning reporter at the daily newspaper in Central Texas, the Austin American-Statesman, for 16 years. There, she covered the intersection of business news and regulation, energy issues and public safety. She also conducted a years-long probe that uncovered systemic abuses and corruption at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest member-owned utility in the country. The investigation led to the ousting of more than a dozen executives, state and U.S. congressional hearings and criminal convictions for two of the co-op's top leaders.

Grisales is originally from Chicago and is an alum of the University of Houston, the University of Texas and Syracuse University. At Syracuse, she attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she earned a master's degree in journalism.

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Contradicting Details Emerge In Congressional Probes Into Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

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Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman testified on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. House Appropriations Committee/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Senate Panel Hearing Is The 1st To Delve Into Insurrection On Jan. 6

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Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Rules joint hearing on Monday about the insurrection on Jan. 6. Erin Scott/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats on Thursday unveiled Biden-backed legislation to overhaul the immigration system, which includes setting up a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for UndocuBlack Net hide caption

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Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, shown at the right at a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who was killed on January 6, has come under criticism from rank and file officers for the response to the insurrection. Erin Schaff/AP hide caption

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Impeachment Hearings: Trump's Lawyers Present Spirited Defense Of Former President

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Democratic House Managers Present At Former President Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial

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The Start Of Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial Is Hours Away

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